Oct. 27, 2022 — Adults who have chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and their primary care doctors may not know they need to be screened for a condition called Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to cancer of the esophagus. 

People with GERD are at risk for Barrett’s and cancer of the esophagus. Yet in a survey of 472 adults with GERD, only 13% had ever been advised by their doctor to undergo screening endoscopy and even fewer actually had the imaging test. 

“These results make it clear that screening is rarely done,” says Jennifer Kolb, MD, with UCLA School of Medicine, who worked on…


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